Coding Reimbursement Specialist

One of the most difficult challenges facing the healthcare industry today is reimbursement. The Coding and Reimbursement program covers the entire reimbursement cycle from documentation of services to posting receipts to individual patient accounts. A special element of reimbursement is called medical coding. Medical coders are becoming increasingly more significant in the healthcare field. Accurate and efficient reimbursement adds value to all healthcare providers; and certified professional coders can help deliver that. Certification in coding is national, so the career skill-set transfers well to any location in the country.

Program Requirements

A Coding and Reimbursement Specialist reads and interprets the medical records of patients in all types of healthcare facilities to obtain detailed information regarding their diseases, injuries, surgical operations and other procedures. This specialist then assigns codes using specific code sets. A person wanting to become a Coding and Reimbursement Specialist should have an interest in working with medical information and be comfortable working at a job that involves significant computer work and is detail driven.

The Coding and Reimbursement Specialist program is designed to be completed in one year. Students must place at or above the following levels on the Placement Test: WR 115 Introduction to College Writing and MTH 075 Variables and Linear Equations.